AN investigation is underway following a 'bloody' altercation in Ellesmere Port involving a large group believed to have been armed with weapons.

Around ten people are thought to have been involved in the incident on Friday evening, but had fled the blood-stained scene before police arrived.

It is believed a number of them have sustained injuries as a result of the altercation.

Detectives are now appealing for information and footage from members of the public.

The incident began in Parklea, Little Sutton, at around 5.10pm before continuing on to the nearby Seymour Drive area shortly afterwards.

When officers arrived they discovered that everyone involved in the incident had fled.

Detective Constable Alex Clephan, of Ellesmere Port CID, said: “I would like to reassure members of the community that we are doing all we can to establish exactly what has taken place and who was involved.

“We are in the early stages of our investigation.

“From the enquiries we have made so far, we believe that there was an altercation involving approximately 10 people that began in the Parklea area of Little Sutton and continued onto the nearby Seymour Drive.

“Weapons are believed to have been involved and a number of people are believed to have sustained injuries as a result of the incident.

“We have stepped up patrols in the area to provide reassurance to residents, and we are appealing for anyone who was in the area that day and witnessed anything that may help our ongoing investigation to contact us at Ellesmere Port Police Station.

“Perhaps you were driving through the area and saw, or have dashcam footage of, something that may be relevant, or maybe you think you know the identities of people involved in the incident.

“Alternatively, perhaps you were injured as a victim of the altercation, or maybe a loved one came home injured that day.

“If you think that you can help our investigation in any way, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information or footage that may assist the investigation should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 971127, give the details via or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.